On Wednesday, January 19, two of the three main telecommunications operators in the United States (AT&T and Verizon) postponed the activation of 5G services near some airports, after the airlines claimed the interference of the new technology with aircraft devices. …

This represented a small setback for the mega 5G deployment operations. However, when the systems are fully operational, they will allow universal high-bandwidth connectivity, for people to communicate with each other, but also for the parallel development of the Internet of Things (IoT).

The operation of 5G technology is 99.9% based on precise time synchronization, for which the implementation of the PTPv2 protocol is necessary, preferably together with SyncE, and incorporating a precision protocol quality monitoring scheme.

5G and PTP together with the development of the last-mile fiber optic network to the homes of private customers (technology known as FTTX for Fiber To The X, which can be FTTB, FTTC, FTTD, FTTH, FTTK, FTTN, or FTTP) are going to drive global investment in telecommunications over the next few years.

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